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Order of Ottawa inductees and Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching recipient announced for 2018

November 16, 2018 Mayor Jim Watson today announced the 16 residents who will be inducted into the Order of Ottawa this year, as well as the 2018 recipient of the Brian Kilrea Award for Excellence in Coaching. This year’s ceremony will take place at City Hall on November 22. Those who will be invested into […]

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Media Advisory – Oral Traditional Evidence proceedings set to begin in Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project Reconsideration hearing

November 16, 2018 CALGARY – The National Energy Board (NEB) is set to begin Oral Traditional Evidence (OTE) proceedings as part of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project Reconsideration hearing. The NEB has scheduled OTE sessions over the next three weeks, starting in Calgary, Alta. (Nov. 20–22), then in Victoria, B.C. (Nov. 26–29) and concluding in Nanaimo, B.C. (Dec. 3–6). […]

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MMIWG: Anniversary of the Death of Louis Riel

November 16 2018 November 16, 2018 — Commissioners of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls, make the following statement in recognition of the anniversary of the death of Louis Riel: “Louis Riel, founder of the Province of Manitoba, was a courageous and unrelenting defender of the rights of the Métis […]

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‘The emergency room is only for emergencies’: Inuit family says health services neglect lead to death of loved one – APTN News

November 16, 2018 An Inuit family in Nunavik says neglect of health services led to the death of a loved one in their community of Inukjuak in northern Quebec. The Kasudluak family was testifying before Quebec’s inquiry Thursday in Kuujjuaraapik, Nunavik. The inquiry is examining the relationship between some of the province’s departments and Indigenous […]

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Repeal putting the lives of Indigenous children on the line says deputy chief – BayToday

‘I am troubled by the Ford government’s utter lack of compassion and understanding’ Lance Copegog, Deputy Youth Chief of the Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council is “shocked and appalled” about the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act. “The Ontario Child Advocate plays an important role in amplifying the voices of Indigenous […]

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Saskatchewan justice minister says Indigenous cannabis store illegal – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 REGINA _ Saskatchewan’s justice minister says an unlicensed cannabis store on Indigenous land northeast of Regina is illegal. The Muscowpetung Saulteaux First Nation opened a marijuana dispensary this week. Chief Anthony Cappo has said the First Nation has a sovereign right to pass its own cannabis regulations. Justice Minister Don […]

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Government of Canada contributes to resilient communities in British Columbia

From: Public Safety Canada News release November 16, 2018 Vancouver, British Columbia Public Safety Canada Flooding is Canada’s costliest and most frequent natural disaster. Today, Joyce Murray, Member of Parliament for Vancouver Quadra, and Jennifer Rice, Parliamentary Secretary for Emergency Preparedness British Columbia, announced more than $16.5 million in federal and provincial funding to support […]

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Reducing greenhouse gas emissions in Canada’s buildings necessary to meeting Paris Agreement targets

November 16, 2018 Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from Canada’s buildings is necessary to the reduction of Canada’s carbon footprint. This can be done by using less energy for heating, using energy more efficiently, and switching to electricity for heat sources where possible. Not only will these changes protect the climate, they may help Canadians […]

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Local native leaders ‘shocked and appalled’ by Ford’s decision – OrilliaMatters

Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council upset by decision to eliminate Ontario Child Advocate and repeal provincial act CHRISTIAN ISLAND, ON – Lance Copegog, Deputy Youth Chief of the Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council, has released the following statement regarding the repeal of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth Act, 2007: “I am shocked and […]

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Alberta government signs Jordan’s Principle agreement with feds, First Nations group – Globalnews.ca

November 16, 2018 The Alberta government has signed an agreement intended to help First Nations children. The province has signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Jordan’s Principle with the First Nations Health Consortium and the federal government. The provincial government said the consortium and two governments will work together to co-ordinate services in Alberta, […]

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Who are Canada’s ‘most historically significant’ women? – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Authors: Donica Belisle, Associate Professor of History, University of Regina and Andrea Eidinger, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Political Studies, Queen’s […]

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Minister Hawkins Announces Additional Child Care Support for Happy Valley-Goose Bay Families

November 16, 2018 The Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, today announced the addition of 30 affordable spaces for after school programs in Happy Valley-Goose Bay under the Child Care Capacity Initiative and phase two construction of the new Pumpkin House Child Care Centre. Minister Hawkins was joined at the announcement […]

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Media Advisory – Governor General to Invest 41 Recipients into the Order of Canada

November 16, 2018 OTTAWA—Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, will invest 2 Companions, 15 Officers and 24 Members into the Order of Canada on Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 10:30 a.m., at Rideau Hall. The investiture ceremony will be streamed live online at www.gg.ca/en/live. About the Order of Canada The […]

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N.S. paper mill seeks public help, as actor Ellen Page sends critical tweets – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 PICTOU, N.S. _ A Nova Scotia pulp mill is asking for public support for more time to build an effluent pipeline to the ocean, even as one of province’s best-known Hollywood actors retweets comments critical of the plant. Kathy Cloutier, a spokeswoman for parent company Paper Excellence, said the Northern […]

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Welcoming Indigenous staff voices – Queen’s Gazette

November 16, 2018 Queen’s has added new staff positions to provide greater support to Indigenous students and those working with Indigenous communities. In recent years, Queen’s has been devoting additional resources to supporting and recruiting Indigenous students at Queen’s. This effort has only increased since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission task force […]

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‘The writing is on the wall’: B.C. fisherman concerned about what climate change is doing to the oceans – APTN News

November 16, 2018 A fisherman with the Musqueam Nation in British Columbia says that the fishing industry these days is up and down and he points the finger directly at climate change. “Stuff is definitely not getting better,” said Mike Sparrow. “It’s getting worse.” A new report from Ocean Wise backs up what Sparrow is […]

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Let’s create climate policy that will survive elections – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Nov 16, 2018 By Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. ___ Author: Chad Walker, Postdoctoral Fellow, Queen’s University, Ontario The […]

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Supporting Indigenous Business and Culture in PEI for a strengthened and inclusive economy

From: Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency New multi-purpose centre will house Indigenous-led enterprises and showcase Indigenous culture November 16, 2018 – Charlottetown, PE – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Indigenous communities across Atlantic Canada are building on the potential of their resources and making innovative contributions to grow a strong economy. In Prince Edward Island, the Mi’kmaq […]

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AFN National Chief Offers Condolences to Wolf Lake First Nation and the Family of Chief Harry St. Denis on his passing

AFN National Chief Offers Condolences to Wolf Lake First Nation and the Family of Chief Harry St. Denis on his passing (Ottawa, ON): It is with great sadness that the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) acknowledges the passing of Chief Harry St. Denis of the Wolf Lake First Nation in Quebec. “Chief St. Denis was […]

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Notice of Completion/Notice of Opportunity to Review Final ESR for Phase 2 – Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities

November 15, 2018 Wataynikaneyap has issued its Final Environmental Study Report (ESR) for the Phase 2 Connecting 17 Remote First Nation Communities Project for review by Aboriginal communities and groups, agency and public stakeholder review. The Final ESR has been prepared to consider comments through review on the Draft ESR.  The Final ESR will be […]

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The Small Glories to play Iqaluit’s last Alianait concert of 2018 – Nunatsiaq News

November 16, 2018 The last Alianait concert of the year will give Iqaluit music lovers some entertainment memories to hold onto until the Nunavut music and arts festival picks up again in 2019. The Small Glories, a folk–roots duo from Winnipeg, made up of Cara Luft and JD Edwards, are headlining Alianait’s last show of […]

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Sudbury conference to empower First Nations youth – Sudbury Star

November 15, 2018 The N’Swakamok Native Friendship Centre will be hosting an Empowering Your Spirit Youth Conference on Saturday at McEwen School of Architecture. “The three things that mean most to me are my family, my music, and my community. It’s so important to me to make sure that I’m always staying involved, and giving […]

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WRN – November Events, Casino’s BAT Study and Recent News

November 14, 2018 Thank you to all that came out to our recent “Four Tops” Developer’s Reception at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. We enjoyed being part of the panel discussion moderated by Chris Thompson of PI Financial, along with Alexco Resources, Midas Gold and Sabina Silver. The event was a real success, we […]

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North American Palladium Announces Tentative Collective Agreement Reached With United Steelworkers Workers Local 9422

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2018 — North American Palladium Ltd. (“NAP” or the “Company”) (TSX:PDL) (OTC PINK:PALDF) today announced that it has reached a tentative agreement on a new three year contract with the United Steelworkers Workers Local 9422 (“USW”), representing production and maintenance employees at the Company’s Lac des Iles mine site. The agreement is […]

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GTEC Holdings Announces Strategic Merger with Invictus Forming Western Canada’s Largest Indoor Vertically Integrated Cannabis Company

Kelowna, BC – November 16, 2018 – GTEC Holdings Ltd. (TSXV: GTEC) (OTC: GGTTF) (“GTEC” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a non-binding Letter of Intent (the “Agreement”) with Invictus MD Strategies (TSXV:GENE; OTC:IVITF; FRA:8IS1) (“Invictus”) for the acquisition by Invictus of all of the issued and outstanding shares […]

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Quebec Liquor Strike – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 16, 2018 MONTREAL – Unionized employees with the Quebec Liquor Corp. walked off the job today and will remain on strike until Monday. The union says striking employees will picket in front of the 45 stores being kept open by management. The province’s liquor monopoly plans to continue filling […]

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Canada Post Rotating Strikes – CP

Source: The Canadian Press – Broadcast wire Nov 16, 2018  OTTAWA – Canadians hoping to receive packages from international shippers while rotating strikes impact Canada Post operations may be waiting a long time. Britain’s Royal Mail says it is suspending shipments to Canada as a result of the Crown corporation’s labour dispute. Online marketing giant eBay says […]

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NAN Response to Ford government’s Cuts to Youth Advocacy

November 16, 2018 THUNDER BAY, ON: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) Deputy Grand Chief Walter Naveau has decried the Ford government’s decision to slash much-needed advocacy for youth by eliminating the office of the Ontario Child Advocate, as outlined in the government of Ontario’s economic outlook: “The office of the Ontario Child Advocate provides vital and […]

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City of Edmonton Receives $1.5 Million to Revitalize the Quarters Area Downtown

EDMONTON, November 16, 2018 The Honourable Pablo Rodriguez, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Multiculturalism, today announced $1.5 million in support from the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund for two cultural infrastructure projects that will help revitalize and strengthen the Quarters Downtown Edmonton, a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community. As part of its 20-year plan to renew the […]

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Fourth Session of the 41st Manitoba Legislature to Open Tuesday, Nov. 20 with Speech from the Throne

November 16, 2018 The fourth session of the 41st Manitoba legislature is expected to open at approximately 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 20 with the reading of the speech from the throne by Lt.-Gov. Janice C. Filmon. At 1 p.m., Sgt. Kristopher Quiring will lead members of the 26th Field Artillery Regiment Detachment Brandon from […]

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Alberta commits funding to teach Indigenous languages – CTV News

November 15, 2018 A one-of-a-kind program through the Alberta government is helping to provide language instruction for First Nations youth. The Indigenous Languages in Education grant program will help by increasing the number of Indigenous language teachers in First Nations schools and increasing the resource development in early childhood education. Through it, officials hope to […]

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Métis flag raised outside the people’s house to honour Louis Riel Day

November 16, 2018 VICTORIA – Métis and provincial government representatives gathered on the front lawn of the B.C. Parliament Buildings to proclaim Louis Riel Day and celebrate the contributions of the Métis people to British Columbia. “As a proud member of the Métis community, I was honoured to watch the flag rise in front of the […]

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Ryerson rethinks the think tank—with an Indigenous focus – Macleans.ca

Nov 15, 2018 The Yellowhead Institute at Ryerson applies an Indigenous perspective to public policy It’s been a busy few months for the Yellowhead Institute. Ryerson University’s new think tank is doing what a think tank does: analyzing government policies, recruiting academics and conducting research on community projects. But Yellowhead is doing something that’s never […]

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David Suzuki: Tackling climate change requires healing the divide – Straight.com

November 15th, 2018 Canadian climate-change opinion is polarized, and research shows the divide is widening. The greatest predictor of people’s outlook is political affiliation. This means people’s climate-change perceptions are being increasingly driven by divisive political agendas rather than science and concern for our collective welfare. Over the past year, the Alberta Narratives Project gathered […]

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Trent Celebrates Support of Indigenous Students and Programs at 43rd Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering

November 15, 2018 During the 43rd Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering, Trent University strengthened its long-standing support and leadership of Indigenous students and programs through a series of gift announcements. Two new Indigenous student support funds were created, thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, named in honour of two professors who shaped the […]

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Nova Scotia Company Builds Homes with Repurposed Plastic

JD Composites Inc. builds new concept home made from recycled plastic bottles November 16, 2018 – Meteghan River, NS – Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency Adopting clean technology innovations helps companies better control costs, improve global competitiveness and reduce negative effects on the environment. With support from the Government of Canada, JD Composites is developing an […]

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More supports needed for former residential school students in the North, say survivors – CBC

Survivors share experiences with the Indian Residential School Settlement process Nov 16, 2018 Beatrice Bernhardt says talking about residential school is painful, but she keeps doing it because it’s important for the public to know what happened, and how students persevered. Bernhardt, who spent 12 years at Grollier Hall in Inuvik and two at Grandin […]

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How the Totem Pole Became a Symbol of Canada – TheTyee.ca

Much appropriated, today they have been reclaimed by Indigenous artists around the globe. An anthropologist, an artist, and a politician walk into a restaurant and we have a great opener for a joke and a brief summary of how the totem pole became recognized around the world as a symbol of Canada. The year was […]

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Foster homes investigated 7 times within a year but Ontario didn’t close them until Tammy Keeash died: court documents – APTN News

November 15, 2018 There were at least seven investigations that verified child protection concerns into a company operating three foster homes in Thunder Bay before the Ontario government shut them down in the weeks following the death of Tammy Keeash in May 2017, Nation to Nation has uncovered. The 17-year-old’s body was found in a […]

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National Inuit org wants more control over Ottawa’s Arctic spending – Nunatsiaq News

November 16, 2018 “Doing so would help ensure that citizens within Inuit Nunangat are not solely dependent upon southern Canadians for the delivery of essential programs and services” Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami wants to see more federal money flow directly to Inuit organizations, rather than to provincial and territorial governments, like the Government of Nunavut. That’s […]

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NWAC Left Out of Over 100 Engagement Sessions on Federal Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework

Ottawa, ON – The Native Women’s Association of Canada (NWAC) is deeply alarmed the Government of Canada’s Recognition and Implementation of Indigenous Rights Framework will not recognize, represent or implement Indigenous women’s rights, voices or perspectives. Any Indigenous Rights Framework will fail if the federal government does not include NWAC as a full and equal […]

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Four new schools to be built in one of the largest infrastructure contracts ever awarded by First Nations in partnership with Indigenous Services Canada

Construction to begin in Spring 2019 on four new schools and a major renovation in four First Nation communities in Northern Manitoba November 16, 2018 — Winnipeg, Treaty 1 Territory, Manitoba — Indigenous Services Canada The Government of Canada is working in partnership with First Nation communities to invest in new and upgraded school facilities […]

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The Standing Senate Committee on Energy, the Environment and Natural Resources has the honour to table its Sixteenth Report

November 16, 2018 Your committee, which was authorized by the Senate on Thursday, March 10, 2016 to examine and report on the effects of transitioning to a low carbon economy, now tables its fifth interim report entitled: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Canada’s Built Environment. Respectfully submitted, NT5

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Next level nursing: Dwayne Pettyjohn prepares for Camosun’s innovative new health centre

November 13, 2018 When Dwayne Pettyjohn was working as an ambulance attendant in Toronto, he decided to pursue nursing because it combined helping others with an opportunity to learn transferable skills. “I’ve always been interested in health care and how nursing opens up a variety of portable career paths,” he explains. “You can go around […]

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SCDSB: Indigenous Heroes Premiere

World premiere of Heroes: Indigenous Role Models series on Nov. 21 November 15, 2018 On Nov. 21, the SCDSB will host the world premiere of the Heroes: Indigenous Role Models video, comic book and poster series. The series highlights the stories, successes and life experiences of a variety of individuals with First Nation, Métis or […]

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Yukon ranked one of Canada’s top mineral exploration jurisdictions

November 15, 2018 Yukon ranks fourth in Canada for projected spending on mineral exploration and deposit evaluation for 2018, according to statistics distributed by Natural Resources Canada on November 9. The projected spending for mineral exploration and deposit evaluations is $249.4 million, made up of $142.6 million for exploration, up 32.9 per cent from 2017, […]

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Statement by CCCYA president Del Graff on the elimination of the Ontario Child Advocate’s office

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018  – Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) president Del Graff issued the following statement on elimination of the Ontario Child Advocate’s office, and shifting responsibility to the provincial ombudsman’s office. It is not acceptable to eliminate the Ontario Child Advocate’s Office, and the individual advocacy support for vulnerable young people whose voices must […]

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AB Government: Better supports for First Nations children

November 15, 2018 Alberta is the first province to implement Jordan’s Principle, which will help First Nations children access the services they need, when they need them. Related informa`ion Jordan’s Principle Memorandum of understanding on implementation of Jordan’s Principle Child intervention action plan First Nations Health Consortium The Alberta government is taking another landmark step […]

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2019 Canadian Business Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2018  – Each year, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame recognizes and celebrates the accomplishments of some of the country’s most distinguished business leaders. Today, the Canadian Business Hall of Fame is pleased to announce its 2019 Class of Companion Inductees: Claude Lamoureux, Retired President & Chief Executive Officer, Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan […]

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YT Government: First call for Housing Initiatives Fund projects a success

November 15, 2018 The Government of Yukon received 20 proposals during its first call for projects under the Housing Initiatives Fund. Seven projects currently have signed transfer agreements in place and three others have received commitments for funding from the $3.6 million fund. Over the next 18 months, these projects will bring over 100 homes […]

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